Golden Globe-nominated performer John Cameron Mitchell has announced an Australian tour celebrating his beloved cult musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch.
In The Origin of Love: The Stories and Songs of Hedwig, Mitchell will take to the stage to channel the titular glam-rock icon to perform much-loved rock ballads and share stories from the musical’s 20-year history.
Initially conceived and created by Mitchell as a drag show in New York City, Hedwig and the Angry Inch evolved into a Broadway production and, a year later, an off-Broadway hit playing globally to rave reviews and amassing a cult following.
In 2001, Mitchell co-wrote, directed and starred in the film adaptation for which he scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
Both the stage musical and the 2001 film adaptation tell the remarkable story of a genderqueer singer who leaves East Berlin in the 1980s and finds redemption in punk and glam rock music.
“At last! My journey to Oz, long-deferred by silly obstacles like unemployment and air fare, is a reality,” Mitchell said.
“I shall strap on a Cubist corset and chromium wig, regale you with haphazard stories from 55 years of fake rock stardom and wail your favorite Hedwig songs like some kind of wonder woman within.
“Please prepare for my imminent arrival.”
Mitchell will perform The Origin of Love for one night only in four Australian capital cities: Adelaide on June 22, Sydney on July 6, Melbourne on July 10, and Brisbane on July 17.
Tickets to the Brisbane show are available at the QPAC website here.